194TH ARMOR REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess wavy Or and Vert, in chief a sea lion of the second, armed and langued of the first, holding in dexter paw a sword Proper; and in base a representation of the Roman Coliseum of the first. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "THE ARM OF DECISION" in Green.

Symbolism
Yellow and green are colors traditionally associated with Armor. The sea lion, from the coat of arms of Manila, symbolizes World War II service in the Philippines. The representation of the Coliseum is emblematic of participation of some of the elements of the Regiment in Italy during World War II.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 194th Tank Battalion on 14 April 1952. It was redesignated for the 194th Armor Regiment on 18 July 1960. It was rescinded for the 194th Armor Regiment and reassigned to the 194th Cavalry Regiment effective 2 August 1971. The insignia was redesignated for the 194th Infantry Regiment and amended to revise the description and symbolism effective 1 September 1992. It was redesignated for the 194th Armor Regiment with the symbolism revised on 15 November 2000.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess wavy Or and Vert, in chief a sea lion of the second, armed and langued Gules, holding in dexter paw a sword Proper, and in base a representation of the Roman Coliseum of the first.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Minnesota Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Vert, a sheaf of wheat Proper.

Motto

THE ARM OF DECISION.

Symbolism

Shield

Yellow and green are colors traditionally associated with Armor. The sea lion, from the coat of arms of Manila, symbolizes World War II service in the Philippines. The representation of the Coliseum is emblematic of participation of some of the elements of the Regiment in Italy during World War II.

Crest

The crest is that of the Minnesota Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 194th Tank Battalion on 14 April 1952. It was redesignated for the 194th Armor Regiment on 18 July 1960. It was rescinded for the 194th Armor Regiment and reassigned to the 194th Cavalry Regiment effective 2 August 1971. It was amended to add the crest of the State of Iowa and revise the symbolism of the design on 26 January 1989. The insignia was redesignated for the 194th Infantry Regiment and amended to delete the crest of the State of Iowa and revise the symbolism effective 1 September 1992. It was redesignated for the 194th Armor Regiment with the symbolism revised on 15 November 2000.





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